Animal Attacks and Dog Bites Attorneys in Central Jersey
Expert Animal Attack Lawyers Serving Injured Victims Throughout Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County and Beyond
Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause serious physical and emotional injuries. At Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., our personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured in animal attacks. We also represent the family members of those who died in fatal accidents involving dogs and other animals.
Animal Attack Statistics
Most people are familiar with dog bite injuries. Cats, snakes, ferrets and other pets also injure people every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wonder Database, the animals that most commonly caused fatalities between 1999 to 2014 were:
- Horses, cows and other large mammals — 1,163 fatalities
- Hornets, wasps and bees — 921 fatalities
- Dogs — 486 fatalities
Americans are more likely to die of a dog attack than from a lightning strike, according to the National Safety Council.
Animal bites can result in permanent scars from puncture wounds, scratches, and lacerations. Plastic surgery may be required to repair the damage. After the wound heals, most scars are flat and pale, though still visible. If scars do not heal properly, they may develop permanent ridges. Large, raised, discolored areas of tissue called keloids can form. These scars may require additional surgery to remove.
Animal attacks can cause permanent psychological scars. Many victims of animal attacks are children, who can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a lifelong fear of dogs and other animals. Adults are not spared from the emotional wounds of animal attacks. The trauma can affect one’s personal relationships and ability to perform certain jobs.
Disfigurement and Disability
Dog bites and animal attack victims can suffer disfiguring loss of tissue. They can cause disabilities ranging from loss of sight and hearing to amputation and paralysis. These conditions can prevent the injured person from returning to the lives they led before the accident and limit their future options.
The personal injury attorneys of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., have more than 35 years of experience representing people injured through the negligence of others. We provide quality legal representation and a record of results. We have obtained more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for injury victims over the years. Clients also appreciate our responsive and compassionate service.
Contact the Attorneys of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A.
To discuss your case, please call our office or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge. If you hire us as your law firm, you will pay no attorney fees until we win financial compensation at the end of your case. Our fees come a percentage of the money we recover for you. In the unlikely event that there is no recovery, you owe us no fee.
From offices in Edison, Brick and Freehold, we represent clients injured in animal attacks throughout New Jersey.